Another ‘making things up as I go along’. This time in my IELTS Teens class. Topic: Environment and the natural world Context: We’d just done some vocabulary review / building activities. We’d also dipped into the book for some listening… Read More ›
I got offered free access to this course on Udemy. I’ve been meaning to do it for a while. Finally got around to it and… wow! It’s very impressive. Course overview Spoken Grammar is a teacher training course. It provides… Read More ›
April update has got a bit long, sorry. It’s mainly because of IATEFL and ELTONS. IATEFL talks There were some interesting talks related to materials writing. Equality, diversity and inclusion was certainly a theme. Two interesting points from John Gray’s… Read More ›
I watched this short webinar today from Cambridge Assessment English on gamifying learning (Sarah Albrecht and Ollie Wood). It was a straightforward introduction to the topic of gamification, then a short Q+A between presenters and live listeners. Here is the… Read More ›
Egghead (Michael Lacey Freeman, 2015) is an A2 level graded reader for teens from ELI Publishing. It is an autobiographical story of the author’s experience of being bullied at school, and how friendship helped him overcome his difficulties.